March Madness Round 64 Lines: Marquette vs. Michigan State Betting Preview

March Madness 2nd Round Lines: Marquette vs. Michigan State Betting Preview

Big Ten squad Michigan State got by USC 72-62 in their first NCAA Tournament game. On Sunday, Sparty takes on the East Region’s 2-seed, the Marquette Golden Eagles. Will Michigan State continue their dream run? Or will Marquette prevail and head to the Sweet 16? Check out odds, analysis, and a free pick for Michigan State versus Marquette.

We will now preview the game plus our betting prediction for this Round of 64 contest. Keep reading for college basketball betting odds, analysis, and a free pick for Marquette vs Michigan State.


2023 March Madness Round of 64 Game
No. 7 Marquette Golden Eagles vs. No. 2 Michigan State Spartans Betting Preview

Marquette of Big East meets Michigan State of Big Ten in NCAA Tourney Second Round
ATS Odds: Marquette -2.5
Moneyline Odds: Michigan State +117 / Marquette -142
Over/Under Odds: 141 -110
When: Sunday, March 19 at 5:15 pm ET
Where: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
TV / Streaming: CBS/Paramount+


Why Bet on No. 2 Michigan State versus No. 7 Marquette?

The Spartans faced a decent USC team in their first tournament game. Sparty didn’t blink, holding the Trojans to 62 points.

Also, Michigan State shot 48% from the field. MSU shot just 36% from three. So if the Spartans shoot their 40% average from three on Sunday, they should challenge Marquette for the win.

Michigan State Spartans Offensive Averages

  • Points/G: 70.6
  • FG %: 45.2
  • 3PT%: 40.1
  • FT %: 76.4
  • Rebounds/G: 32.2

Michigan State Spartans Defensive Averages

  • Points/G: 67.4
  • FG %: 42.0
  • 3PT%: 30.9
  • FT %: 72.2
  • Rebounds/G: 30.3

Why Bet on No. 7 Marquette versus No. 2 Michigan State?

Marquette started their NCAA Tournament run the way they ended their Big East Tournament run, winning straight up and covering the spread. The Golden Eagles’ 78-61 destruction of Vermont should surprise nobody.

Marquette has covered in their last 3, including dusting Xavier 65-51 in the Big East Tournament Final. The Golden Eagles are playing lights out right now and the spread isn’t too difficult to overcome.

Marquette Golden Eagles Offensive Averages

  • Points/G: 81.0
  • FG %: 49.5
  • 3PT%: 35.4
  • FT %: 71.4
  • Rebounds/G: 28.3

Marquette Golden Eagles Defensive Averages

  • Points/G: 71.3
  • FG %: 45.4
  • 3PT%: 35.9
  • FT %: 70.1
  • Rebounds/G: 32.2

Marquette vs. Michigan State Betting Trends

  • Spartans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win
  • Michigan State is 0-4 in their last 4 following a straight up win
  • Over is 7-0 in the Spartans’ last 7 on a Sunday
  • Golden Eagles are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 at a neutral site
  • Marquette is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600
  • Under is 4-0 in the Golden Eagles’ last 4

Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Michigan State Spartans Betting Odds and Prediction

This is a tough game for favored Marquette. Michigan State performed admirably in the win against USC. But in hindsight, the Trojans were lucky to attract a bid to the NCAA Tournament.

UCLA looked awesome in their first round victory. Arizona, the Pac-12 Tournament winner, fell to Princeton.

MSU played well against a much worse team. Marquette went about their business and blew out Vermont. The Spartans don’t often put together back-to-back excellent performances.

So we should consider that Sparty could bounce in this. Also, Marquette is one of the best teams in the nation. The Golden Eagles win and cover.

March Madness Pick: Marquette -2.5 | Bet Marquette vs. Michigan State Today
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